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Luxury villa with private pool, close to historic centre of Lucca

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 luxury bathrooms, sleeping 8 plus 2

A rare find! Property with pool close to the historic centre of the medieval city of Lucca. This villa has been converted into two light, airy & spacious apartments accessed from the same landing so perfect for a large group seeking some individual privacy. The villa has been finished to a high standard, with good quality furniture, fabrics & fittings & luxury bathrooms. There are 2 bedrooms in each apartment (can be double or twin) & 2 luxury bathrooms in each too (1 with bath & shower over, & 1 one with extra large shower cubicle with seating area). Each apartment is individually equipped with an open plan living/kitchen/diner with good quality sofa bed. Each also has a terrace.

There is plenty of space to all be together too, in the communal lounge, which leads out to a shaded ping pong area, and also in the communal kitchen, which is fully equipped and leads out to the garden and pool area... Perfect for a group wishing to have individual space too.....

Entrance is upstairs, two apartments off same landing with spacious hallways, 2 bedrooms (can be double or twin); two luxury bathrooms (one shower room and one bathroom), open plan kitchen, living diners with good quality sofa bed, and terrace. Each apartment has internet access, air conditioning, insect screens, SAT TV, DVD, CD, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, diswasher etc and comfy seating. There is plenty of space to all be together too, in the ground floor communal lounge, which leads out to a shaded ping pong area, and also in the communal kitchen, which is fully equipped and leads out to the garden and pool area... Perfect for a group wishing to have individual space .....Good views. Outside there is a garden surrounding the villa - fully enclosed and electronically gated; Parking; Pool area - pool 8M x 4M with Roman Steps; Pool services (WC etc); Laundry room.

Bicycles provided on request, at extra cost.

On request the owner can meet guests at airport or Lucca station - ask for pricing (cheaper than taxi). Owners can assist with day trips/tours etc

Owners can provide meals on request either traditional Italian or Persian food. Packages of breakfast and lunch or evening meals can also be arranged. Ask for pricing.

A very flexible property - ideal for a family holiday, good for couples too with the privacy of own bathrooms and also for a romantic weekend away in a well furnished central property .

Owners live on site, but are discreet and fully respect privacy. They do not use the garden or pool and have their own entrance and parking etc

More Details

Property Manager
Fabrizio Venturelli
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

we have just returned from our stay and it was fantastic, there was nothing whatsoever to find fault.
Aug 2010
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Pontetetto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , WC near pool area
  • All four bathrooms are finished to a luxury standard, with very high quality fittings and with good quality units at entrance with tons of storage for towels, cosmetics etc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can also be double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can also be double
  • Each bedroom is light and airy with plenty of storage. All bedrooms can be either double or twin. There are two sofa beds - one in each apartment living area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Facilities are as follows: Each apartment has hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, oven, good quality sofa bed, dining area, Sat TV, DVD, CD & Wifi internet access etc. There is a separate laundry room and downstairs WC. There is plenty of space to all be together too, in the communal lounge, which leads out to a shaded ping pong area, and also in the communal kitchen, which is fully equipped and leads out to the garden and pool area... Perfect for a group wishing to have individual space too..... There is air conditioning and insect screens throughout. Outdoor games area NB - the owners live on site but they have an independent entrance, parking etc. They do not use gardens or pool. They will fully respect your privacy but will be on hand if you need help with anything.


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Luxury villa with private pool, close to historic centre of Lucca
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Lovely villa in great locstion

  • 5 of 5

“Idyllic stay in perfect location”

Perfect location. Lovely uninterrupted views of the Tuscany hills but only on a short drive, or 40 minute walk into the amazing town of Lucca. This fully walled town is a real gem with a good selection of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes that seems to have escaped the tourist hordes in places like Sienna, San Gimignano and others. It's central location makes visits to Pisa, Florence, beaches, vineyards etc. all within easy reach.

The villa is lovely, we had the two adjoining apartments for our whole family which gave us lots of space and also some independence for our adult daughters. The rooms are well appointed with traditional furniture and modern and well appointed bathrooms and kitchens.

The private pool and outside area is a lovely and was used everyday for cooling swims and alfresco eating.

The owners live in the property and are around to help with anything you may ask and to offer suggestions on restaurants, places of interest etc. The apartments are on their own floor with separate entrance so you really feel that you have your own independent villa and the owners are very unobtrusive and you only see them iif you need any assistance.

We had a fantastic stay at this property and can recommend to anyone, particularly if it is a large family or even two families using both apartments.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and liked visiting the town of Lucca with all its charms. It's also nice to know that you thought the layout of the properties was good for large families and that you made the most of the pool area and the outdoors. We would be delighted to welcome you again. Lorraine at Tuscan-retreats
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July 2017

  • 4 of 5

We had rented both apartments which were very nice and clean. However we had been shown around and everything explained and there was no mention of the downstairs communal room by the pool until we asked. He than said it was not ready but we could have it the next day and we feel we would not have had the use of it if we had not asked. Also the pool area was very nice but they have 3 cats which come around you and as our daughter was pregnant we were not happy with this, as this was not mentioned in advert. As the villa is a distance away from the walls of Lucca I would suggest you rent a car as taxis are very expensive and hard to come by.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we are glad you had a good time and enjoyed these beautiful apartments! I am sorry the communal area was not available for you on arrival - previous guests had asked if they could stay on late and the owner agreed they could use the downstairs area. The cleaner then got called away so it was left for the owners to prepare the following morning. This should have been made clear to you on arrival and not left until you asked. I am afraid the owner is so kind that he finds it difficult to say no to requests, but he now understands that guests will have to adhere to check out times unless there is nobody checking in same day. We hope you got good use of this area (which is being improved for next year too) for the rest of your stay. With regards to the cats, we understand this was raised when you were at the property. They do not belong to the owners but cats do just appear in Italy as they do in lots of countries where they have a different attitude to cats and spaying. They often live between various houses depending on wherever they get fed, and of course at rental properties guests often feed cats as they feel sorry for them which encourages them to try and adopt a place for home. We do annotate our adverts if there are resident pets, since we are aware some people have allergies or phobias, but I am afraid there is little we can do re those that are 'homeless. '. although they do tend to be pretty transient and will probably move on somewhere else .... For future guests, do note that the owners can assist with booking taxis, and they also offer a personal taxi service to guests at a lesser cost than local firms (and do airport runs) but they can only take a maximum of 6 guests so they are only able to do this for smaller groups. Many guests walk in, but it is 2.6km which is why we recommend hiring a car. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay.
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Very nice villa with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

The place is nicely located next to the beautiful town of Lucca , excellent swimming pool with a nice terrace and BBQ area which we absolutely loved

The area is very peaceful and nice view from the apartment terrace

Best thing is the owners very helpful and friendly and treated us like family

I highly recommend this place to families or couples who want peace and quite and like swimming and sun bathing

Special thanks to Samin the owner son for his help

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Sakher. We are happy to hear you enjoyed this lovely place and had a great stay. Your comments have been passed onto the owners who would love to see you again . Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
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Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous holiday in very comfortable villa - excellent facilities for 2 families (4 adults and 4 young adults). Plenty of space for us all to relax both inside and out and good kitchen facilities made cooking easy.

Pool area was lovely and spotlessly clean - great outside eating area and BBQ.

Perfect location as quiet and peaceful but close enough to walk to Lucca in the evening and explore pretty villages/restaurants nearby. Close to local supermarket which had huge range of produce and good access to station so day trip to Florence was enjoyed by all!

Would highly recommend for two families or a large group. Owners very helpful and friendly but also not at all intrusive despite living on site.

Possibly one of the best holidays we have had with our good friends and their family and we have shared a few since the kids were little!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, and we are so glad to hear that this was one of your best holidays with your friends! It is great to hear that you appreciated the good quality of this property, and the location too. The Sanai's would be happy to welcome you again. Lorraine at
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Fantastic accommodation in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We have not long returned from a fabulous week at Villa Rosa.

On the outskirts of Lucca, situated on a peaceful street looking onto beautiful hillside. Best of both worlds as it was peacful to relax but close enough to walk into Lucca / Lucca train station for connections to Viareggio, Pisa and Florence.

Immaculate accommodation, everything you need and a stunning pool and child friendly.

The owners were so friendly and helpful.

We really hope to return in the near future. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa was absolutely amazing! Close to the centre of Lucca. The people were absolutely fantastic and helpful. Gorgeous pool and surroundings. Air-conditioned, extremely clean and beautiful. The listing was 100% accurate. I would go back there time and time again. I would recommend everyone to go :)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved this beautiful well kept villa and the location! We have passed your comments onto the owners.
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Car: recommended

Situated in the city of Lucca in a quiet area with beautiful countryside surrounding, this villa is a perfect choice for those interested in peace, quiet and relaxation, but also ideal for exploring the wonderful walled mediaeval city of Lucca (2 mins by car - 2.5 km walk to historic centre); the beaches of Versilia (20 mins); Florence (30 mins); Siena (90 mins); Montecatini (90 mins) The Garfagnana (50 mins); Barga (45 mins) ;Pisa (20 mins).

The villa is 2.5 km from the historic centre of Lucca and the train station for easy exploring although hiring a car is recommended for shopping

Lucca is renowned for its beautiful fully intact walled historic centre, good restaurants, bars, designer shops, wonderful architecture, magnificent squares, parks on the wall, cycling in town and on the wall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $368.64
Stay tax $1.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

NB - The Stay Tax of €.50 per person per night, is applicable for a maximum of 3 nights and is payable in cash on arrival.

For groups over and above 8 persons there is a charge of £50 per week for use of each sofa bed. This is to cover bedding and the useage of the villa and utilities by additional guests
Bedding and towels are included in the cost of any stay as well as all utilities except heating. Initial and final clean is included too, along with a weekly clean for stays of 14 nights or more
A cot and highchair

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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